Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Roux Prize Open for Nomination
$100,000 prize to recognise innovative use of applied health evidence in ways to safeguard and improve public health.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), based at the University of Washington, awards the Roux Prize for the use of disease burden research in bold, innovative and impactful ways to improve population health. The $100,000 prize is awarded each year to recognise and reward individuals or groups that have applied health evidence in ways to safeguard public health and make people
The prize is intended for any individual or group who has used health evidence in innovative ways to improve population health. Recipients might be leaders or staff in government agencies, researchers at academic institutions, volunteers in charitable organisations, or health providers working in the community.
Nominations are welcomed from anywhere in the world. Preference is given to individuals, but groups are also eligible for consideration. The winner may use the $100,000 award for any purpose.
IHME is the coordinating centre for the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) effort, a collaborative, research-driven resource for informed policy-making that dates back to 1993 and is the most comprehensive effort to measure epidemiological levels and trends around the world. The Roux Prize is named after IHME founding Board member David Roux, who championed the updating of the GBD to make the information more accessible and useful.
Nominations for the 2022 prize must be submitted online by the deadline of 1 April 2022.
(This report was the subject of a RESEARCHconnect Newsflash.)